‘A retired lieutenant general appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper Tuesday night and advocated putting active duty soldiers on the streets of Ferguson and elsewhere to help restore law and order in the wake of a second night of looting and violence.
Gen. Russel L. Honoré, who was the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina across the Gulf Coast, was asked his opinion on how police should respond to protesters and violent agitators in Ferguson and major cities such as Los Angeles following the trouble related to the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.’
‘Cash machines stopped working in rebel-held areas of Ukraine today and businesses no longer accepted credit cards after Kiev moved to shut down the banking system.
The measures form part of the government’s new strategy to suffocate Russian separatists after its costly military campaign has foundered.
Authorities have also pulled funding for all state services such as schools and hospitals in the apparent hope the population will rise up against the insurgents.
In the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, dozens of people were today queuing up in the biting cold outside banks around the city after the ATMs stopped functioning.’
‘”Their children will hole up in basements!” screeched Ukrainian “President” Poroshenko, the oligarch and “Chocolate King.” “This is how we will win this war!”
He was talking about the children of the people of East Ukraine, whose cities are being bombed from the air by the US-supported Ukrainian military.
Thousands have been killed, mostly civilians: Ukraine’s war on its own people has displaced nearly a million people. Many have fled to neighboring Russia, while a little under half a million are classified as internally displaced refugees.’
The Boy Named Sue.
I have been dealing with a legal action brought by serial Canadian litigant Richard Warman for the last – wait for it – TWELVE YEARS. No, that’s not a typing error – TWELVE YEARS. If that sounds mad, well, it’s because it is.
The action relates to what was said about him in Children of the Matrix published in 2001 – THIRTEEN years ago – in a chapter headed ‘The Gatekeepers’.
The action fits perfectly with Warman’s stated policy of what he calls ‘Maximum Disruption’ – setting out to cause maximum disruption to the lives of his legal targets, the number of which is absolutely shocking. A figure of 69 was mentioned in one of his cases last year and if that is not 100% accurate then he can let me have what he says is the number and I’ll add it here.
His legal campaigns have led to financially devastated lives, people being silenced and websites forced to close as a result. Despite this, Warman was given a ‘human rights’ award by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
How he can afford to pay all the lawyers he hires goodness knows – take this single action over 12 years alone.
There are many people in Canada who are now terrified of saying anything about Warman for fear of yet another lawsuit and more maximum disruption. I say ENOUGH.
‘A former millionaire who abused vulnerable children in his network of community care homes was found guiltytoday of 26 counts of child sex offences, becoming the first person prosecuted following an ongoing investigation into historical child abuse in north Wales.
John Allen, 73, created a “culture of fear” over so many years that his victims became “hardened to the abuse”, a court heard.
Allen, who also managed pop bands, had denied 40 charges of sexual abuse against 19 boys and a girl – aged between seven and 15 at the time – while he ran Bryn Alyn Community children’s homes in and around Wrexham between 1968 and 1991.’
‘Britain’s benefits system is being abused to fund terrorism, a senior police officer has warned.
Terri Nicholson, from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command unit, said that taxpayers’ money was being claimed fraudulently and used by terrorists in countries such as Iraq and Syria.
She said there had been “a number of cases” recently of terrorists making fraudulent student loan claims to fund their activities.’
‘The European Union “will survive” if Britain leaves after an in-out referendum but would be “dead” if France voted for exit, Herman Van Rompuy has said.
The outgoing president of the European Council criticised the UK and indicated that David Cameron will not be able to secure changes to freedom of movement rules.
He made his comments as it was disclosed that a black hole in the EU budget could leave British taxpayers paying an extra £34 billion over six years.’
‘This short piece of inflammatory propaganda below has been circulated by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office. It is dangerous and should be explained and put into context urgently:
1. The Temple Mount is not in a bubble, it is in Jerusalem/AlQuds (this much you know). But did you know:
2. If you are not Jewish in Jerusalem you do not have citizenship and do not have the right to vote for government. Palestinians have residency and although the majority of families have been stewards of the city for generations they do not have the right to vote for any national government.’
‘The family of a severely disabled teenager who has the mental age of a five-year-old were left furious after benefits officers demanded the girl be put through a fitness-to-work assessment.
Ellie McDonald, 19, suffers from the extremely rare genetic disorder called Chromosome 7 Deletion, which means she is unable to eat, sleep or walk without the help of mother Louise.
In preparation for Ellie leaving her special needs school, her mother and her full-time carer applied for employment support allowance (ESA) to replace their child benefit payments.
But the family were shocked to be told Ellie would need to be tested to rule out her being fit for work – a process Miss McDonald branded ‘bureaucracy gone mad’.’
‘Two police officers chased a severely autistic man in a car ‘because it was funny’ before one beat him in a racist-fuelled attack, a court heard.
Police constables Christopher Pitts and Christopher Thomas were heard laughing as they drove after Faruk Ali, who was walking in the street in Luton.
Pc Thomas described Mr Ali as a ‘f***ing P***’ before he got out of the car, ran after Mr Ali, who has the mental age of a small child, and beat him, Aylesbury Crown Court heard.
The officer allegedly rugby tackled Mr Ali before throwing him into some bins and punching him in the face, as he desperately tried to get away. Mr Ali was left with cuts and bruises following the attack.’
‘Alcohol is a much greater threat to people’s health than cannabis, former Home Office minister Norman Baker has warned, saying its dangers are being underplayed.
Pointing to figures that show there were only 13 deaths related to cannabis use last year compared with more than 7,000 caused by alcohol, the Lib Dem MP says there is “hysteria” over drug use in the UK.
Mr Baker, who resigned from the Home Office after saying that the experience of working with Theresa May was like “walking through mud”, said he had been shocked to learn of the extent of Britain’s drinking culture during his year as Crime Prevention Minister.’
‘Today’s children will face deadly heatwaves which could kill thousands more people by the end of the century, the Royal Society has warned.
If governments do not get a handle on global warming by 2100, Britain will experience three times as many heatwaves as it does now with the death toll rising
Around 2,000 people die each year in the UK because of hot weather, with the elderly at most risk. But that could rise to at least 6,000 in the next century and probably higher because the percentage of over-65s is rising dramatically.’
‘The National Health Service will continue to sell medical data to insurers and other third parties despite an investigation that has discovered tens of thousands of patient records were unlawfully sold.
Fears were raised earlier this year that patient records were being misused and sold to insurers, and the Government amended the law to restrict access to data.
The report from an eight-month inquiry has found tens of thousands of records were wrongly passed to third parties.’
‘Theresa May has been accused by a senior official of delaying reports into immigration that are critical of the Government.
The head of Britain’s immigration watchdog, John Vine, accused the Home Secretary of failing to publish his inspections for up to five months after completion.
In a letter to a committee of MPs, Mr Vine, the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, said Mrs May’s decision to control the timing meant ‘the independence of my role is compromised’.’
‘Net migration to Britain has increased significantly to 260,000 despite the Government’s pledge to reduce the total to just “tens of thousands”.
The Office for National Statistics said net migration – the number of immigrants arriving minus the number of people emigrating – was up 78,000 year-on-year in the 12 months to the end of June.
It comes just days after Theresa May, the Home Secretary, indicated the Government has abandoned the “no ifs, no buts” pledge made by David Cameron to cut net migration by the next General Election.’
‘Coca-Cola is launching its own brand of milk, which it claims could become so popular that it will “rain money” for the company.
Fairlife, which will launch in the US next month, will cost twice as much as regular milk and will have 50% more protein and 30% less sugar.
Sandy Douglas, Coke’s global chief customer officer, said Fairlife was “a milk that’s premiumised and tastes better and we’ll charge twice as much for it as the milk we’re used to buying”.’
‘A State of Emergency is in order in case of natural disaster of extreme proportion. The objective is to assemble and organize all the available resources under a central command to rush help to the victims, without getting bogged down with the niceties of a civilized-democratic process.
On the other hand, a State of Emergency – leading to an oppressive and fascist dictatorship, is imposed to suppress the mass civil unrest that erupts, or expected to erupt, in response to the ongoing police brutalities and violence, enormous income and wealth disparities between the wealthy and poor, and, especially, in case of a Total Financial Meltdown.
We are at the brink of total financial meltdown. The world’s longest running Con Operation – the Ponzi Scheme of the centuries old Banking Dynasties, has long passed its natural life cycle, and is about to go bust. The financial ruin and disaster that is going to follow will be without any parallel in the history. It will be complete systemic failure. With no food and supplies, the public anguish and anger will erupt in a violent revolt.’
‘Businesses reportedly will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers under President Obama’s sweeping action on illegal immigration.
Because of a kink in ObamaCare, businesses will not face a penalty for not providing illegal immigrants health care, The Washington Times reports. Illegal immigrants are ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on ObamaCare’s health exchanges.
Congressional aides condemned the loophole saying it puts illegal immigrants ahead of Americans in the job hunt.’
‘Disney has created a new form of God worship. Black magic is being used to subliminally brainwash children as young as six years old into worshipping sex teen idols in preparation for their big debut into preteen sex. This is one of the most important topics of today for our future generations, and spreading the word will inevitably reverse the spell.’
‘While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an especially water intensive process, a new report has found that there are more than 250 wells across the country that each require anywhere from 10 to 25 million gallons of water.
The American Petroleum Institute suggests that the typical fracked well uses “the equivalent of the volume of three to six Olympic sized swimming pools,” which works out to 2-4 million gallons of water.
But using data reported by the industry itself and available on the FracFocus.org website, Environmental Working Group has determined that there are at least 261 wells in eight states that used an average of 12.7 million gallons of water, adding up to a total of 3.3 billion gallons, between 2010 and 2013. Fourteen wells used over 20 million gallons each in that time period .’
‘What would happen if the government came out and acknowledged that extra-terrestrials are operating here on planet Earth? Would society break down and come to a screeching halt overnight, or would things pretty much just carry on, business as usual, with everyone showing up for work on time the day after the announcement?
What would happen to our so-called democracy if the government publicly admitted that the military had fallen under the control of an unaccountable shadowy cabal, who possesses advanced alien technologies? Would people still turn out to vote?
In a recent interview, Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dr. Edgar Mitchell again gave his remarks on these topics, something he has been doing publicly for a number of years now. He has participated in many interviews and documentaries, such as the widely-viewed film, Sirius (Dr. Steven Greer, 2013), about the existence and reality of extra-terrestrials and secret energy and propulsion systems.’
‘Advocates of labeling genetically modified foods are cheering that an Oregon measure that would require such labeling is headed to an automatic recount.
Measure 92, as Common Dreams reported earlier this month, would mandate that beginning January 2016, certain food items that were produced with or contain GMOs, also referred to as genetically engineered (GE) food, would be labeled as such.’
‘That was the question posed last week by Public Eye, a counter-event to the World Economic Forum, as it sought a worthy winner for its “lifetime achievement award.” For sure, Walmart – which has already won a Public Eye award in 2005 for labor rights violations in its global supply chain – faces stiff competition in the online poll. Among the other outstanding nominees for the world’s worst corporation are Goldman Sachs, Chevron, Dow Chemical and Union Carbide.
Walmart’s impeccable credentials for the world’s worst corporation were covered last week by Truthout. The company denies a living wage, full-time work, predictable scheduling and employment security to its global workforce of 2.2 million people. It drives down wages and labor standards in its enormous global supply chain, most notably in the Bangladesh textile industry and the Thai shrimp industry. Walmart’s contempt for the core labor and human rights of its global workforce and supply-chain workers is arguably second to none.’
‘Lets contain this liberal insanity in the California border. Do not let this disturbing trend from going national. Hearing about the court case being argued in LA county by the school district lawyers challenging the age of consent laws so a 14 year old student can have sexual and romantic relations with a teacher is repulsive. I thought this would never happen years ago. Today nothing surprises me.
It is bad enough we have the NGO of Pedophiles connected with the United Nations called N.A.M.B.L.A that calls for governments to remove the age of consent laws so they can come after my sons where we as parents of no say over it.’
‘After a full year of tortuous negotiations, the P5+1 group and Iran have now extended the nuclear talks for another six months. The move comes after foreign ministers from the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany and Iran failed this week to conclude a final deal in Vienna on the long-running nuclear dispute.
Despite having secured an interim deal last November, which gave a partial lifting of international sanctions to Iran in return for Iranian self-imposed restrictions on its nuclear programme, the group of world powers could not in the end come up with a final accord on the deadline set for November 24 this week.
Media reports say that a new deadline has been scheduled for more than six months further down the road, on June 30 2015.’
‘US police forces are trained by Israeli military forces to ‘occupy’ the communities they are in charge of across America, a commentator tells Press TV.
“There is a problem in US police departments being trained very largely by the Israeli defense forces… which is an ‘occupation force’, so people are being trained in which to occupy the community,” Graylan Hagler, a justice advocate from Washington, said in an interview with Press TV on Monday.
He added that militarization of the US police force “will continue unchanged particularly in terms of the current trajectory that it’s on.”’
‘A high-tech, $219,000 conference table purchased by Kean University raised eyebrows on the school’s campus, where some students questioned whether the expense was warranted.
The 22-foot oak table was specially manufactured by a company in China, where Kean recently opened a campus, and serves as the centerpiece of a new conference center.
While school officials have reportedly dismissed criticism of the purchase, students on Monday said they were surprised the public university would pay so much. ”That’s ridiculous,” freshman Melrose Johnson said. “It’s a table. You’re just sitting around it.”‘
Durham County, North Carolina, has dropped an Israeli security company under fire from the BDS movement, prompting anti-occupation activists to claim victory. However, county officials were less equivocal about their reasons for searching for a new security provider, according to local newspaper The Herald-Sun.
Durham would be the first municipal area in the United States to drop G4S since the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement took on the private security company for doing business with the Israel Prison Service and operating checkpoints over the Green Line, according to anti-occupation group Jewish Voice for Peace.
Durham County officials have been under pressure to cut ties with G4S since this summer. Over 200 people protested in Durham against Israel’s Gaza offensive, denouncing the relationship with G4S.
‘Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society: continual reports about terrorism and war; a struggle to stay on top of family finances and hold onto jobs. At the heart of issues like these lies uncertainty – the unknown likelihood of how ongoing crises will evolve over time.
When unpredictability or uncertainty prods us to consider the prospect of a bleak future, it fuels a state of apprehension that scientists study in the form of anxiety. Anxiety sits along a continuum of defensive behaviors we use when threats are somewhat remote from our current experience. It’s less extreme than the full-on fear elicited by direct, acute situations like an immediate physical attack.’
‘How to police the police is a question as old as civilization, now given special urgency by a St. Louis County grand jury’s return of a no-bill of indictment for Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in his fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown. The result is shocking to many, depressingly predictable to more than a few.
Can the cops be controlled? It’s never been easy: According to one old sociological chestnut, the monopoly on the legitimate use of violence is what defines modern government, and this monopoly is jealously protected against the second-guessing of puny civilians. All over the country, the issue of restraining police power is framed around the retribution against individual cops, from Staten Island to Milwaukee to L.A. But is this the best way to impose discipline on law enforcement and roll back what even Republican appellate court appointees are calling rampant criminalization?’
‘Relations between Israelis and Palestinians have descended into a dangerous melee of tit-for-tat attacks and killings, with the violence of the past few weeks centred on Jerusalem. The city, claimed by Israel as its “undivided capital”, has been torn apart by clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian residents since the summer, when 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was burnt alive by Jewish extremists.
Subsequent attacks by Palestinians culminated last week in a shooting and stabbing spree by two cousins at a synagogue that killed four Jews and an Israeli policeman. In this atmosphere, both sides have warned that the political conflict is mutating into a religious one.
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, cautioned that Israel’s intensified efforts to extend its control over the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, including by imposing severe restrictions on Muslim worship,risked plunging the region into “a detrimental religious war.”’
‘A Turkish court has officially banned media coverage of a parliamentary investigation against four former ministers over corruption allegations.
On Tuesday the Turkish court ruled that the ban was issued to “prevent damage to the individual rights” of the former ministers.
A commission has been set up by Turkey’s parliament to investigate allegations against the former interior, environment, economy and EU ministers back in May.
The parliamentary commission’s first meeting was held in July and is due to conclude its work by December 27.’
‘The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has arrested six Ukrainian UN peacekeepers in the eastern city of Goma on charge of possessing Congolese military uniforms, a spokesman for the UN mission (MONUSCO) says.
“The guys have been caught. It’s not only the FARDC (Congolese army) uniforms but, I’m told, uniforms that belong to the Republican (presidential) Guard,” MONUSCO spokesman Kibayasi Seif Ibrahim in Goma said on Wednesday.
MONUSCO commander General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz also met with Congolese army generals in Goma to discuss the fate of the Ukrainians.’
‘The Venezuelan government is set to indict opposition leader Maria Corina Machado over what it calls her involvement in a plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.
The office of Venezuela’s state prosecutor said on Wednesday that Machado should appear in court on December 3 for being linked to a plot to assassinate Maduro and set the stage for a coup.
Machado’s office said in a statement that she will hold a press conference in response to the summons later in the day.’
Why would these people attempt to damage the work of someone who was at the front line 25 years ago before there was a ‘truth movement’ and has already done more to alert people to the truth worldwide than this lot will do collectively if they live to be a thousand?
Who benefits? The System.
Why would they be so quick to criticise the UK Column which is way further down the rabbit hole than they will ever be prepared to go?
Who benefits? The System.
You can expect some major attempts to discredit me in the next few months which are bubbling in the background at the moment because I am getting far too close to the truth and they know that I won’t be intimidated or silenced.
I take it as a compliment and I’ll just run at them quicker.
Watch this space and all that.